Everything eventually comes to an end and the same is true with my time as the Interim pastor at Excelsior Springs Baptist Church. Sunday afternoon many tears were shed as, for the last time, I left the pulpit in that church but my time there my family will never forget. This has been an unbelievable 2 months serving in a capacity that allowed me to influence and be influenced by the loving people of that congregation. Both Heather and I will continue to pray for this church as she continues her search for the next Senior Pastor.
As for the Sermon, again this week we spoke about your Shadow Mission. The definition of a “Shadow Mission” is my authentic Mission given by God hijacked by my Ego and my wounds. There is no Jesus in it.” Another way to put it is “the motive behind what actions you take in your life.” Are they for Jesus and His Kingdom advance or ultimately about you?
This definition continually reminds me of what I am actually capable of in my life and I have great friends that remind me also. So I this week I continued to pass on this same concept to the people of ESBC and now on to you.
My prayer is that it causes us to review our lives in light of the Gospel and focuses us to stay on mission for the Kingdom.